I was a college bound senior in high school and I fell like a dope in love. He was one of those anarchist punk types that roamed the halls of the school, a dream in steel toed Doc Martens and Japanime-wild hair. My mother screamed, my father tried to talk me out of it, but no use. Have you ever tried talking to a seventeen year old girl about how the boyfriend she loves more than weekends and snow days combined isn’t the best for her? Besides, I was hip-deep in anarchopunk bliss myself--I only occasionally surfaced into the mainstream.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? But how much did YOU eat by Valentine’s Day? According to Nielsen’s, we buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy during Valentine’s week alone, about $345 million worth. That’s just over 5 percent of total chocolate sales for the whole year.
You started out the new year with a bang. You re-upped your online dating membership, sent countless messages and said yes to every blind date imaginable. Yet still, here you are, single on Valentine’s Day. In my unmarried days, I remember the agony of sitting at home on that fateful day of the year, opening the door for my roommate’s date to find him with a dozen red roses and a romantic twinkle in his eye then returning to my bowl of lukewarm ramen noodles.
For my daughter, who's obsessed with hearts and flowers and the idea of love, Valentines Day is a pretty big deal. As she finds her way through puppy love and first crushes, I find I'm learning right along with her.
It's ok. No, really, it is. It's Valentine's Day and you're single. So are 102 million other people in the United States according to a September 2012 Census report. You are not alone and you deserve a day to call your own, too. That's why Valentine's Day is also known as Singles Awareness Day. Sure, the acronym is SAD - but what is there to be sad about? To quote Aibileen Clark from the blockbuster hit movie and bestseller, The Help, "You is kind. You is smart. You is important."
For many people, feeling disappointed on or after Valentine’s Day is just as predictable as the Presidents’ Day Sales. One of the reasons is that we have a multitude of beliefs about romance, subconscious ideas about our self-worth, childhood recollections of how this holiday was spent, assumptions about how it should be spent, ideas about romance and just about anything else you could dream up with a bit of imagination and the help of your girlfriends’ diaries of Valentine’s Day Disappointments.
By Suzanne Casamento for Galtime.com at CupidsPulse.com Valentine’s Day is like the New Year’s Eve of Love. There’s all this pressure to have an amazing evening, maybe even the date of a lifetime. But before you get all caught up in the hype, it’s important to consider who you’re going to spend the holiday with this year.
Sure, you adore your kids, but let's face it, they sure make it tough for you to enjoy a spontaneous sexual romp with their dad. So, if you are in the mood for some adult time this Valentines Day, here are five ways to fan the heat without splurging on a sitter or a fancy restaurant.
After a little Valentine’s Day swooning with I love you to the moon and back cards, a dozen long stemmed roses wrapped in red tissue paper and a fancy dinner, is your man expecting some kind of bedroom reward? You betcha. How much money does a guy have to spend to get lucky on Valentine’s Day anyway? I’ve got some data from a 2013 survey with thousands of respondents that will tell you exactly how much men are spending on the ladies in hopes that a little romancing will have a big bedroom payoff.
On the first Valentine’s Day after my divorce I was not prepared for what I saw and how awful I felt when I went into my ex-husband’s house to pick up our daughter. The dining room table was covered with flowers, two Valentine’s Day cards, and candy wrappers from chocolates that my ex and his new girlfriend had exchanged earlier in the day. It was my first Valentine’s Day alone in over 20 years. The tears welled up, my stomach hurt, and I could hardly swallow. I felt so alone and sad as I tried desperately to hide my tears from m
Are you burning the midnight oil trying to figure out what to get your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Do you feel pressure instead of pleasure in having to prove your love each year? The truth is romance doesn’t prove your love -- it keeps it strong. Romance is an essential element of keeping the flame alive in your relationship.
When England's King Henry VII officially declared February 14th the holiday of St. Valentine's Day in 1537, I bet he did not think it would be celebrated in so many countries around the world. Find out how this day is celebrated in Asia. In Korea - If you do not receive any gift on Valentine's day then all the singles go to Korean restaurants and eat black noodles to mourn their single status.